IQ isn't everything, explains one renowned science journalist.
What is important to know, albeit disturbing, is that the authoritarian disposition is a psychological potential in each of us. In fact, the research on authoritarianism clearly suggests that under high conditions of threat, the majority of us will act in ways that "mirror the behavior and opinions of authoritarians..."
It's also why Oprah says she left the news business.
It strengthens their prefrontal cortex.